DNSKEY lookup

Find all cryptographic keys for DNSSEC for a domain name with this online DNS DNSKEY checker. For example, try wordpress.com or zoom.us to view their DNSKEY records.

How to lookup DNSKEY records

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DNSKEY records can be configured by the owner of a domain name. They are used to store information in the DNS, which can be looked up by anyone. Each record type has a different purpose.

DNSKEY records are configured in DNS. But how can you look up these DNSKEY records? That depends on the operating system you are using. Windows, Linux and Mac all have a different way of finding DNSKEY records. The sections below contain instructions for each operating system.

Example output of a DNSKEY lookup query

How to lookup DNSKEY records on Windows

The DNSKEY record type cannot be looked up in Windows. Neither nslookup, nor Powershell's Resolve-DnsName has support for it. You can either install WSL and follow the Linux instructions below, or use an online DNSKEY lookup tool like the one on the top of this page.

How to lookup DNSKEY records on Mac OS

To check the DNSKEY records for a certain domain name on a Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Open a terminal by entering [command] + [space] → 'terminal.app' → [enter].Open a terminal on a Mac
  2. Type dig example.com DNSKEY and hit [enter] to get the DNSKEY records for example.com.DNSKEY lookup on a Mac
  3. The DNSKEY records are listed below the ANSWER SECTION heading.

How to lookup DNSKEY records on Linux

To check the DNSKEY records for a certain domain name on Linux, follow these steps:

  1. Open a terminal by entering [Super] → 'terminal' → [enter].Open a terminal in Linux
  2. Type dig example.com DNSKEY and hit [enter] to get the DNSKEY records for example.com.DNSKEY lookup in Linux
  3. The DNSKEY records are listed below the ANSWER SECTION heading.

How to lookup other record types

There are other types of DNS records then just DNSKEY. The most commonly used DNS record types are A, AAAA, CNAME, NS, TXT, MX and SOA. If you'd like to look up all records of these record types, you can do so with nslookup. Click any of the record types below to find DNS records for that specific record type.